1. Thank them for something specific they did above and beyond the call of duty.
2. Acknowledge to them the effort ( or sacrifice) they made.
3. Tell them what it personally meant to you.
Thank them for something they specifically did that was above the call of duty. - See more at: http://fulleryouthinstitute.org/blog/3-specific-ways-to-thank-people-well?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FullerYouthInstitute_blog+%28Fuller+Youth+Institute+%C2%BB+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader#When:15:00:24Z